Thursday, November 18, 2010

Creating the thank you notes was bitter sweet. For a wedding loving girl it was sad, because I knew it was the end of my wedding planning. Thank God I have Weddingbee to relive every detail of the day! To be honest though, it also felt great because diy projects and wedding planning is time consuming!

Since the wedding is over and projects are complete, I've had much more time for friends and family. Including these lovely girls. Can you guess who they are? ;)But back to the project at hand. By the time the wedding was over, I was pretty burnt out. I had orignally bought 6 navy thank you note sets from HomeGoods for $2 each. They fit our theme perfectly, but were a bit boring. I planned to use these, but a few guests commented that they loved opening the wedding mail they received from the dates and invites. So I felt pressure to come up with something more unique.

Enter the envelopes. I wanted easy and cheap. I printed two wedding photos and used my Paper-Source envelope liner kit to create the liners. Super easy. I had printing paper, I had ink and I had envelopes. This was the big "detail".
Then for the actual card, I embossed "Thank you" on note cards. Again, super easy! I would go into detail on how to actually create the envelope liners or emboss, but both have been covered on the Bee.
I know many people have mentioned they don't think people notice envelope liners, but I've already had two people tell me they were upset they ripped their card open. One told me I should have wrote "Do not rip open" on the outside of the card. People do (sometimes) notice details! :)
Were you happy when you completed your final wedding project? Was it a bit sad?

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Things Happen

Sometimes things don't go the way you plan on your wedding Mr. Newport may have dropped the sauce from his slider on my dress during cocktail hour or one of our bridesmaids may have spilled a glass of wine on Mr. Newport's shirt during the first hour of the receptoin.
But things happen. You just get a shout wipe and clean it up or you roll up your sleeves and keep on partying.
Unexpected things will happen on your wedding day. It's all about how you react to it. The most valuable lesson I learned from Sister Newport was to roll with the punches. Our mis-haps were minor, hers, not so much. The day of her wedding her videographer never showed up and he never called. She realized this on the day of and instead of stressing about it and letting it ruin her day, she had the time of her life.

So this is just a reminder to all you future brides. If something minor or even major happens on your wedding day, don't let it bring you down. You can't control everything, but you can control how you handle the situation. So relax and enjoy your wedding day. You only get to do it once (hopefully).

Married Bees, did anything unexpected happen at your wedding? How did you handle it?